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katie: you can go to our website for updated information on resources available for sandy victims and steve buscemi's friends for firefighters continues to provide support to families. you can go to katiecouric.com to see how you can help. up next they proudly served our country and now they are on a new mission. meet the veterans using their military skills to help those in need when disaster strikes. hat is right after this. >> up next -- katie: thank goodness for you guys really stepping up to the plate. >> and later the truth about all of this extreme weather. katie: welcome back. in her wake sandy left what looked like a war zone behind. who tackled this crisis more than the nation's veterans. how many know of a group called team rubicon. a lot of people. for the viewers at home i hope you never get a chance to meet them. if you do you will never forget them. it all started with an urge to help. co-founders and marine veterans knew they could do just that. they left for haiti after the earthquake in 2010 and soon realized the impact that they could have. so they sent out a ca
sandy forever changed the landscape of 24 states. how well have we recovered? and what's ahead. >>> plus, st. louis juggled both the world series and "monday night football." >>> britney spears is unknowingly helping the u.s. fight somali pirates. >>> and he's just your average 8'3" happy groom. "early today" starts right now. >>> this is "early today" for tuesday, october 29th. >>> good morning. i'm richard l u6789 i'm richard lui. an obama care bombshell. an investigation finds the obama administration reportedly knew for at least three years that millions of americans would not be able to keep their health insurance. that has been one of president obama's key selling points for his new health care law. >> if you've got health insurance, it doesn't mean a government takeover. you keep your own insurance. if you like your plan, you can keep your plan. >> but four sources deeply involved in the affordable care act tell nbc news between 45% to 50% can expect to find a cancellation letter in the past year. the reason, their existing policies do not meet the minimum standards mandated by th
. >> one year after hurricane sandy, some families still have not been able to pic pick up the pieces. why an insurance loophole is preventing some from rebuilding their storm-ravaged homes. >> good morning. welcome to august america. it's great to have you with us. i'm stephanie sy. >> i'm thomas day den. the national security agency is now under fire here at home. >> both the president and congress are considering changes that would limit the n.s.a.'s sweeping ability to collect intelligence. >> words like constraint, transparency and increased oversight are now used when talking about the future of the nation's spy agency. >> a bipartisan group of lawmakers is expected to introduce a bill that could curtail the n.s.a.'s powers to indiscriminately collect personal information. >> the u.s.a. freedom act is authored by patrick lahee. it would provide restrictions against who the n.s.a. could target and require the government to delete information it collects accidentally, more aggressively than it does now. the bill has a dozen co sponsors in the senate and 70 in the house. meanwhile, sena
storm sandy slammed the shore impacting tens of thousands of people. many families are still struggling erica continues our original series surviving sandy one year later where a loophole in the national flood insurance program has survivors still stranding. it is is first home they had owned before super storm sandy slammed into their shoreline town. >> it was hart breaking. >> yeah. >> it was heart wregeing. >> but it was kind of -- it was tough to separate out our situation from everybody else's because there was such a collective heartbreak. where are you one year later? >> basically, exactly the same place we were. this is basically where the foundation cracked all the way down through the footing. which buckled the inside of the house and the floors. >> first things first, fix the foundation, since they had flood insurance, they thought they were covered, but when they went to collect their claim with the national flood insurance program that's run by fema, they were flatly denied. even if the earth movement is caused by flood. >> it made absolutely no sense that you can have a wh
sandy pounded the northeast, it is open to visitors. >> while some visits will remain closed, visitors can see the great haul, the first place immigrants saw arriving in the u.s. >> for more, let's go to john, who is on ellis island this morning. ellis island suffered terrible damage during sandy. how much of the facility will be open today for visitors? >> well, stephanie, good morning. it's a 27.5-acre site here. just to give you an indication of where we are actually sited, so you know, we're in the northern end of new york harbor. we'll get jimmy, our cameraman to pan over the financial district in manhattan. this site is most famous today for the american immigration museum, and tourists who do come here today for the first time in a year will see the famous halls and they'll see the big great hall where as tom was saying just now, immigrants got their first glance at the united states, and that famous staircase where immigrants were vetted by the doctors as they went up the staircase. the doctors was looking at them to see if they had diseased. many of them, 2% of the people who
superstorm sandy came ashore, many of the victims are still struggling to get their lives back on track. >>> and heading home. the red sox return to boston needing one win to clinch their first world series at fenway park in 95 years. >> got it! park in 95 years. >> got it! and the red sox win game five. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, october 29th, 2013. good morning, good to be with you, i'm anne-marie green. well, a senior obama administration official says the u.s. is considering ending its spying on friendly heads of state. it's part of a fallout following revelations that the u.s. has spied on german chancellor angela merkel and 34 other foreign leaders. president obama said he was unaware of high level ungz dral eavesdropping but the los angeles times reports that the state department signed off on the process and a key part that is calling for total review of u.s. intelligence programs. susan mcginnis is in washington. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. there is no final decision yet from the white house about ending the
, and super storm sandy, a year later. >> one by one world leaders and u.s. allies are learning the nsa has been spying on them. and the latest is staunch u.s. ally and the german chancellor angela merkel. her reaction she has dispatched her top spy chiefs to washington. this comes as an european delegation visits the u.s. >> reporter: the white house said it was unwilling to talk abou--to--contra-ducts reports n german newspapers that not only did president obama know about the surveillance, he fast tracked any information gleaned from angela merkel's surveillance to the white house. >> the president, i think in all he has said about this issue, not just sense the disclosures, but even before them reflects his commitment to insuring that we do everything we have to do within the law to keep america safe, to keep americans safe, and keep our allies safe, and that we do so in a way that reflects the need to find a balance, and to recognize the sincere security--rather privacy concerns that americans have and others have around the world. >> reporter: for the european delegation that has just
for the affordable care act online debacle. >> oh my gosh, that's beautiful. >> and helping survivors of sandy reclaim some of their most precious belongings. >> some of america's top intelligence leaders were in the hot seat on capitol hill today. they were there to answer difficult questions about recent revelations about u.s. surveillance programs, the hearing took place as lawmakers considered new legislation that would limit the nsa's ability to gather information. randall pinkston joins us at capitol hill. what happened in those nsa hearings today? >> well, tony, the hearing ended an hour ago after an unusual three and a half hours technique. the members of the house select committee on intelligence complimented the work of the national security agency which as you know are under fire since the revelation by former nsa analyst edward snowden that revealed documents that showed that they had been listen together phone conversation or scooping up the phone numbers of conversation of american citizens. the director of national intelligence said that the information was gathered legally, and
, but it has been a year since super storm sandy devastated the east coast. 181 people from the caribbean to long island, were killed. and tens of billions of dollars in property were damaged. including many homes on maryland's eastern shore. wjz is live with complete coverage. meteorologist chelsea ingram takes a look back at the storm's impat. but we begin with alex demetrick, who spent the day on chrisfield. the maryland town hit hardest by sandy. >> reporter: recovery is ongoing at chrisfield and will be for sometime. >> reporter: when sandy hit chrisfield, the bay worked its way into ruth fountain's bedroom. >> oh. it was water into the bedroom, into the dresser drawer. just couldn't imagine what it was like. >> reporter: the storm surge turned the town's dock into kindling. and ruined foundations, heating and electrical systems. >> they have been through a lot. because there were people who lost everything. there are people who have damage to their homes. that it's going to take a long time to repair. >> reporter: a nail at a time, one job after the next. from infrastructure like a
is a big day, the anniversary of hurricane sandy. we have indra petersons, she's down in a place that became the face of devastation, seaside heights, new jersey. indra, good to have you there today. >> thank you, chris. it really is hard to believe it has already been a year since superstorm sandy really impacted the region. i'm actually standing in front of where the jetstar roller coaster used to be. if you look over my shoulder, there was nothing there. it was torn down in may. we have signs of progress. you can see, we're right in front of the casino pier. 90% of the businesses here on the boardwalk are open. they're hoping to have more open by next summer. we'll give you a deeper look into sandy coming up in a bit. i want to talk about a storm system impacting today. that storm system could bring as much as 10 inches into portions of wyoming and colorado, heavy winds, winter storm warnings in effect in that region. the reason this is so significant, you have that cold air clashing with the warm air into the south. so with that, the jet stream going right over that panhandle
our surveillance. somber anniversary. one year ago today superstorm sandy forever changed the landscape of 24 states. how well have you recovered and what's ahead? plus st. louis juggled both the world series and monday night football. britney spears is unknowingly help the u.s. fight somalia pirates. and he's a happy groom. good morning i'm mara schiavocampo. the obama administration knew for three years that millions of americans would not be able to keep their health insurance. one of president obama's key selling points for his new health care law. >> if you got health insurance, it doesn't mean a government takeover. you keep your own insurance. if you like your plan you can keep your plan. >> but four sources deeply involved in the affordable care act tells nbc news between 50% and 75% of americans can expect a cancellation letter over the next year. that's because their existing policies don't meet the standards mandated by the new health care law. 2010 obama care regulations also cite a normal turnover in the insurance market. the white house is pushing back on nbc
of sandy reclaim some of their precious belongings >> the ambitious project completed in turkey to expect two continents under water. -- to connect two continents under water. >> no apologies, no excuses from the top spy chiefs. the head of the national intelligence told house intelligence committee that phone taps on foreign citizens are not true. the nsa would rather take the beating in the media than give up a program protecting americans from terrorists. >> top chiefs say the agency did nothing illegal, and part of the problem is leaked documents. they reveal rare details of america's surveillance techniques. >> vigorously defending the job agencies do to keep america and allies safe. >> there's not been a mass casualty in the u.s. since 2001. that is not by luck. they didn't stop hating us they didn't say that they were going just forgive this. they continued to try. >> the work of the national security agency is under fire because of revelations by former nsa analyst edward snowden. documents he leaked revealed the nsa has been collecting phone calls and text mess inls of millions o
strong winds as well. i'll take you back a year. this is what it looked like when hurricane sandy was off the coast of new jersey. this is when it - about 12 to 18 hours before it made landfall here and in parts of new jersey. that particular storm - i'll go backwards. that storm was the second strongest hurricane to ever hit the united states at 65 billion worth of damage. for katrina, that was the strongest, hitting the gulf coast. back in florida it caused $46 billion damage there. we'll talk about this during the day tomorrow on the anniversary. the other big story is the snow, the rain across the west. more details on this and the warnings in effect. >> thank you. we'll talk later. drug cartels, soldiers and vigilantes opened fire. civilians run for cover. the latest on the gun battles next. nearly a near after their lives were turned upside down, some of the children who lived through hurricane sandy open up about their fears. government ha >> >> michael is here with sports. expect the unexpected in this world series. >> that's pretty much been the story line through the four games.
this morning -- one year later. a look back at the destruction and recovery after superstorm sandy. >>> bold and brazen. a little girl snatched from her bedroom in the early morning hours. how the victim's bravery likely saved her life. >>> one man proves that lightning really can strike twice. >> i was on my knees. it hit me again. >> this morning, he's telling a remarkable survival story. >>> and no fear. a man rides what could be the biggest wave ever surfed. >>> good tuesday morning, everyone. we begin a full year of recovery after the storm. >> sandy slammed into the eastern seaboard one year ago today. affecting the lives of millions of people. >> take a look at these before and after pictures. this one shows a battered road in seaside heights, new jersey. a different scene a year ago. >> and this one, one of the more iconic images, a rollercoaster in the atlantic. that ride, now gone. >> the sand filled the streets of cape may, new jersey. you can see it nearly came to the top of that street sign. >> and damaged homes, including these at ortley beach. that's where abc's tahman bradley
and a year after hurricane sandy an american landmark reopens to the public. and make it real. all next week america tonight investigates the campus rape crisis. >> serial rape is the norm on college campuses. >> i know that when i did report, i was blamed. >> then this friday at nine eastern, we open up the conversation in a live town-hall event. sex crimes on campus, a special week of coverage and live town-hall on america tonight nine eastern. only on al jazeera america. >>> we need to figure out why this kind of massive activity is happening and what kind of trust needs to be rebuilt. in the end, we are fighting a battle of security, we need to get that balance right. and we are concerned, too, about security and, we made that very clear. but also there needs to be a balance struck with the prior seu of citizens. >> claude spent the day meeting with members of congress and white house aids, he's the head of the european delegation sent to washington to discuss reports that the nsa has been eads dropping on world leaders and joins us now from washington. it got to have you on the program.
of a controversial state law. >>> surviving superstorm sandy. the cost to open ellis island and the new protection to prevent disaster from a similar storm. outrage over reports the nsa has been spying on being world leaders gross stronger today. president obama has he has ordered a review of the u.s. spy policies,.. >> their capacities continue to expand and develop. what they are able do doesn't necessarily mean what they should be doing. >> the platest allegation involves spain. the nsa is accused of listening to 60 million phone calls. answering questions. this afternoon new complaints from president obama's own party, the head of the senate intelligence committee democrat dianne feinstein says she's totally opposed to the nsa collecting intelligence on u.s. allies. a european parliamentary delegation now talking allegations face to face. more from al jazeera shihab rattans irvnsi. the massive allegations in spain over the last few days. they did talk in general terms, anonymously, the white house is briefing the press on its side of the story when it comes to angela merkel's surveillance. the
a somber anniversary. one year ago superstorm sandy slammed ashore. hundreds of people in new york and new jersey homeless still. insurance payments have been averaging $55,000 a family. that $60 billion relief package passed in january cannot come soon enough. >>> millions of people across europe are trying to come to grips with widespread damage left by one of the worst storms in years. deadly winds and rain left hundreds of thousands of people in the dark. >> reporter: the storm named saint jude has left a devastating mark with more than a dozen killed. the heart of london a crane buckling under the wind, collapsing. think the building below evacuated. the deputy prime minister forced to call off a news conference. hundreds of trees uprooted, blocking roads and railway tracks. the gas lines of this home exploding. the storm marched in to northern europe. tossing trucks and snarling trains in the netherlands. in germany the audubon closed. the winds reaching 120 miles an hour in denmark. the storm devastated homes and ripped down power lines leaving more than half a million people withou
hit by sandy. >> yeah, mary. one year later, the town of chrisfield is recovering from the damage sandy caused, thanks in large measure to the people who rushed in to help and who are still on the job. >> when sandy hit chrisfield, the bay worked its way into ruth fountain's bedroom. >> oh. it was water. into the bedroom, into the dresser drawers. just couldn't imagine what it was like. >> reporter: the storm surge turned the town's dock, into kindling. and ruined foundations, heating and electrical systems. >> they have been through a lot. because there were people who lost everything. there were people who have damage to their homes. that it's going to take a long time to repair. >> reporter: a nail at a time, one job after the next. from infrastructure, like a new town dock, many being built by church groups. the qualifications. >> what they need from us is some skill and a willing heart. >> the volunteers are the effort. we're able to build a new home for about $50,000. >> reporter: long-term recovery report in chrisfield is being driven by a coalition of supporter, aiding a t
. >>> one year later and superstorm sandy recovery efforts continue in the hardest hit areas on the east coast. seaside heights on the jersey shore sandy swallowed up the boardwalk and the roller coaster. countless businesses and homes were destroyed. some were without electricity for months on end. here is jessica kartalija with a look at the recovery still going on in maryland. >> reporter: the first anniversary of sandy. >> this is the highest i have seen the tide up in my lifetime. >> we went down a half hour ago. we had to turn around. >> the superstorm sandy hit the state with record breaking winds, rain and snow. >> they are very worried about is the storm surge. they are worried about water, flooding. >> reporter: 11 marylanders killed with $47 million provided in damage. >> we provided homes and build homes for people. >> reporter: one year later $19 million is going to maryland towns hit the hardest. >> the money will be coming from the federal government and it will be coming to the lower shore. the money will be distributed on the basis of need. >> it was devastating. the ent
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again see visitors again. ellis island was closed for almost a year because of super storm sandy. more than 1 million photographs remain in storage while buildings are being fixed and upgraded. >> super storm sandy does not play favorites destroying everything from new york city to small towns on the coast. after it was all said and done sandy left 24 states impacted and counties and 8 states in puerto rico were disaster areas. craig has more. >> good morning to you. the waterfront along long island was about 6 and a half billion in damage. we are here in long beach where there's a $44 million project that struck up and down the east coast. will it was new york and emergency emergency that took the brunt of it. >> a major hit beach homes to the powerful storm surge. >> the house was still standing. >> beach lots found empty and crossroads as they look for the share of hard to come by federal relief. so far it received 300,000 dollars. >> please places are gone and they are not coming back. there's so much history these were indian reservations. there's a lot here we need to preserve fo
. >>> this is the eve of the anniversary of hurricane sandy, and all eyes will be on the new york city marathon, over 40,000 will compete in the race, including those sponsored by the actor, sean penn. >>> what if the biggest problem in hollywood is not drugs or alcohol. something that plagues schools and churches throughout the area. >>> and beyond your wildest imagination, he will tell you all about it in a live prime time exclusive. we begin with the big story tonight, sean penn, a hollywood star with a passion that goes far beyond the silver screen. he is an american original, fighting to make the world a better place. he has the battle scars to prove it. he is the founder of the relief organization. looking very trim yourself, you're not running the marathon? >> no, i'm not running the marathon, i have to be there to observe properly. >> that will be very poignant. on a big scale, obviously, a first major marathon since boston. and we all know how that ended in such disaster. it is also a chance for you to bring these five haitian runners, all from very different backgrounds, to come and run. you'r
anniversary of sandy. >> this is the highest i've seen the tide up in my lifetime. >> we went back here a half hour ago. and had to turn around. >> reporter: the super storm hit the state with record- breaking winds and snow. >> what they are very worried about here is the storm surge. they're worried about water. they're worried about flooding. >> reporter: 11 marylanders killed with some $47 million in damage. >> we've provided homes. and we've rebuilt homes for people. >> reporter: one year later, $19 million is going to to maryland towns hit the hardest. >> the money will be coming to the federal government. and it will be coming to the lower shore. the money will be distributed on the basis of need. >> reporter: the money goes toward the reconstruction of homes, businesses and their economy. >> it was devastating. the entire town was flooded. and when i say the entire town, i mean, the entire town. everything was flooded. >> reporter: in chrisfield, coffins floated out of graves. residents were rushed to shelter, the town docks swept away. >> that's where our commerce, our baked commerce
for a grilling on capitol hill today. >>> stronger than the storm. how much has changed one year after sandy? >> a lot of people are going to look at this and say a year later no progress. >> this morning the rebuilding, the lessons learned, and new jersey's governor chris christie joins us live. >>> and soche on the plaza. america's best are here as we count down 100 days to the winter olympic games today, count down 100 days to the winter olympic games today, tuesday, october 29th, 2013. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a tuesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm matt lauer. along side -- al, i'm thinking back to a year ago today, and you were talking about those competing european models and the united states model. the european model won out, and people up and down the east coast lost. >> that's right. we were talking about it almost a week ahead of time, and the worst happened. of course, it could have been a lot worse. we
to superstorm sandy. then, the boston marn bombings happened. adriana shows us: that gave this y's race.. a much different fee (women in tutu's, woman as y liberty, tired ppl) the run arrived in tutu's, patriotit ups...and total transit agency gave in to t . >>> a record number of runners took part in the new york city mare thon. [ technical difficulties ]. >>> we see this race had a different feel. >> reporter: the runners arrived in tutus, patriotic getup and other costumes. this race was stopped last year because of super storm sandy. >> we had damage, no electricity, this, after all of that training for 18 months, it's amazing. >> reporter: for others like boston native david fortier the race was a comeback. he was caught in the chaos of the boston marathon bombing while finishing that race. >> my right feed was hit by a piece shrapnel and i lost hearing in both ears. >> reporter: the crowd took notice. >> i had hundreds of people cheering boston strong. it was -- brought a tear to my eye a couple of times. >> reporter: in light of the boston attacks security was tighter than ever at the new
of superstorm sandy. today new jersey governor chris christie responded to critics who charged the pace of recovery is too slow. he blamed the federal government. christie told the associated press, quote, to the victims i would say you're right i think is too slow. and i wish the federal government would allow us the flexibility to get you the aid more quickly. sandy also slammed new york city where plenty of rebuilding still needs to be done. especially neighborhoods barely above sea level. terrell brown tonight takes a look at lessons learned. >> reporter: last october superstorm sandy swept joe courtney's home off its foundation. though he knew it would be expensive to repair, he had no intention of leaving new york's rockaway beach. >> there was not a question of whether we were going to rebuild or not. this is where i grew up. this is where my wife grew up. and this is where our lives are. >> reporter: his new home will be higher with a 14 foot concrete foundation. flood vents will allow high water to pass through. >> going upstairs in the attic there in that dormer. hot water hea
, and this is what we had last year. sandy was on the shore, but she was still churning out the heavy snow some of the highest snow totals in america were delivered from sandy one year ago. in baltimore tonight, just the opposite. a calm clear night. 53 degrees and the wind is calm. humidity, moderatelyhigh and will stay high tomorrow. tomorrow we'll say around 70, 72 by 4:00. spookywith the cloud cover by tomorrow evening. i think we'll keep it dry tomorrow but things will change by midnight and friday morning. it's a mild evening tonight. no chance for rain. your morning commute looks dry, however, very high humidity that will likely cause rain into friday and fog for right now. we've got 25% normal vision in virginia. fog will be a factor overnight and in the morning so give yourself extra time in the morning. into the day tomorrow though, after we burn that off, we're talking about a warm and nice halloween by the standards of the last several years. itstays mild friday, but remember, friday we bring in rain and much more cloud cover so i don't think it's going seem quite as warm out there.
since new york's historic ellis island was closed because of hurricane sandy. >> and reporter jareka down can said the island is reopening to tourists about an hour from now. >> reporter: for the first time in a year, parts of ellis island are back open to the public. starting this morning, tourists can once again travel by boat to the historic island known for welcoming millions of immigrants into the united states. this group of women from europe visited the statue of liberty sunday, plans to visit ellis island today. >> must have been emotional, must have been scary, exciting. would just like to see it. . >> reporter: a year ago super storm sandy swamped the island with 8 feet of water. the storm destroyed broilers, electrical systems. the water washed through the immigration museum. crews moved more than 1 million photographs and arty facts in maryland. the national park service, which runs ellis island said they're still restoring the properties; but for now visitors will be able to tour the main floor and the great hall of the museum, the area once crowded with immigrants. th
raced to help the victims of hurricane sandy, and now he run in the new york marathon. and saying goodbye to the second american to orbit the earth. you are watching al jazeera america. i'll be right back. >>> welcome back. healthcare.gov is offline for maintenance tonight. technicians are spending 12 hours on repairs. the site has been racked with problems, keeping people buying insurance under the affordable care act. people can still sign up over the phone. it will be back tomorrow at nine. >> honda is recalling 400,000 mini vans. software problems could lead to sudden braking in 2007/2008 odyssey vans. a replacement part will not be available until next year. instructions will be mailed to owners. >> in two hours the new york city marathon will get underway. a lot of people are eager to get back in the race. superstorm sandy cancelled the marathon, and for one first responder tomorrow's race marks the end of a long journey. >> brian wilton waited years for the day to come. >> i decided to train for the new york city marathon four years ago. it's on my calendar, my to-do list,
the east coast marking a somber anniversary. one year ago superstorm sandy slammed ashore. hundreds of people in new york and new jersey homeless still. insurance payments have been averaging $55,000 a family. that $60 billion relief package passed in january cannot come soon enough. >>> millions of people across europe are trying to come to grips with widespread damage left by one of the worst storms in years. deadly winds and waves hammering one country after another left hundreds of thousands of people in the dark. >> reporter: the storm named st. jude, the patron saint of lost causes, has left a devastating mark with more than a dozen killed. the heart of london a crane buckling under the wind, collapsing. the building below evacuated. the deputy prime minister forced to call off a news conference. hundreds of trees uprooted, blocking roads and railway tracks. the gas lines of this home exploding. the storm marched in to northern europe. tossing trucks and snarling trains in the netherlands. in germany the audubon closed. the winds reaching 120 miles an hour in denmark. the stor
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, as we mark the first anniversary of superstorm sandy. this morning, i want to take a look at the northeast, one year later. there is some progress. but also, look at these remarkable images. after the storm. and now. one year later. >> that's the famous coaster at seaside heights right after the storm. and now, it's all gone. and breezy point in new york, right after the storm. and what it looks like this morning. abc's amy robach and ginger zee, standing by in both places for us this morning. >> we're also going to speak to new jersey governor, chris christie. >>> let's get to the latest on the american spy scandal. the chairman of the senate intelligence committee, diane feinstein said she is totally opposed to u.s. spying on foreign leaders and pushing hard on the whus. that's where jon karl is now. good morning, jon. >> reporter: faced with outrage from our allies and now from democrats on capitol hill, the white house is considering putting an end to the practice of spying on the leaders of off allies. george, it is unclear, though, how far they're willing to go and w
: and one year after superstorm sandy, what american cities can learn from the netherlands, as they prepare for the next big storm. >> test test test for newshour. testing testing. >> you are quite surprised to see a city like new york, so many people expose and no levees and no protection at all, that was astonishing to me. >> ifill: those are just some of the stories we're covering on tonight's pbs newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> united healthcare-- online at uhc.com. >> the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: members of congress took fresh aim at the new health care law today. the house ways and means committee called in the head of the centers for medicare a
, including at least six big rigs. >> the bond created by hurricane sandy was evident. as people gathered by the thousands. the ceremony dubbed light of hope was held in new jersey with everyone raising lights in the sky. they shared words and songs of encouragement. they promised to stay strong as they struggle to rebuild. >>> some tiny sandy survivors had good reason to celebrate yesterday. a special birthday party held at the nyu medical center for the newborns who were forced to evacuate the hospital when the backup generators failed. those babies carried out by nurses during the storm just turned 1. the moms that gave birth that night talked about what happened when the power went out. >> i was asked can you walk? and i said yes. i didn't realize the question was can you walk down 13 flights of stairs. >> most of the infants slept through the ordeal. i take back everything i said about it being rough on me. >> exactly. imagine being a mom that just had a baby and asked to walk down 13 flights of stairs. >> probably dark stairs. >> oh, absolutely. the frightening thing was not only di
in the wake of superstorm sandy, and this year there's added security measures because of boston. but one runner that we caught up with has been training for the new york city marathon for four years, and was a first responder to sandy victims, he caught up with him. he said the added security measures make him feel safe. >> certainly feel safer with the added security. i have family watching near the finish line. that was a thought i had, do i want to subject them to that. the n.y.p.d. have them under control. it took a lot longer to get in here - i'm okay with that. security is supertight. they are not leaving anything to chance. >> the ny pd ramped up security effort. police commissioner ray kelly says this year's security is expected to be tight, adding 1400 security cameras in addition to the 6,000 security cameras civilinging throughout the -- sur veiling throughout the city. there'll be dogs at the finish line, helicopters monitoring from the air, and boats in the harbour to ensure that the runners are safe crossing the bridges. all of this is put in place to make sure another bost
's under two unique circumstances this year. last year it was cancelled in the wake of superstorm sandy and this year i is there is added security measures because of boston. one runner we caught up with has been training for the new york city marathon for four years. he was also a first responder to sandy victims. we caught up to him and he said the added security measures make him feel safe. >> i feel safer with the added security and i have family that will be watching near the finish line. that was a thought i had. do i want to potentially subject them to that. it took a lot longer to get in here this morning and i'm okay with that. the security around here is super tight and they are not leavinleaving anything to chanc. >> the nypd has ramped up their security efforts. the police commissioner ray kelly says this years' security is expected to be very tight. they have added 1400 security cameras in addition to the 6000 security cameras that are already surveilling around the city. there is going to be po bomb sniffing dogs at the finish line and helicopters monitoring from the air a
for the first time since 2011. superstorm sandy wiped out last year's race. they navigated across bridges and city streets and encountered increased security after the bombing at the boston marathon. >> i wanted to come to new york, first i want to honor the victims of the boston marathon and the survivors, and secondly, last year i came here to run the race and superstorm sandy ended the race so i wanted to come back here and finish business. >> kenya's runner won the men's race. another kenyan came from behind to win the women's race. >> you're about to see something chances are you've never seen before. >> a shocking sight put the neighborhood on edge. check it out. what neighbors are saying about this hair-raising experience. >> taking a live look outside. some weather changes are coming our way. meteorologist leigh glaser has to those who've been denied ewelcome to covered california. now, you can no longer be denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition. enroll today at coveredca.com. >>> remember this? you're looking live from our emeryville camera at the old section of the
to keep moving on. the new york marathon wasn't run last year. superstorm sandy saw to that. then the boston marathon bombings happened adding a new sense of threat and heightened security to this year's race. but the faicco family who we met along the route didn't mind that. they were here for their son and brother sean. >> is there any special about this given everything that this country and this area has been through this past year. >> it has been. i'm here to see my brother run and he ran in boston this year. so we were there and it was tough to live through those couple of days. >> reporter: the faiccoes are from staten island, a place decimated by the storm. >> that's what we do in new york after something so difficult like sandy that we got it all together and are getting back on our feet again. >> reporter: in a marathon progress is measured in steps or in the case of tatyana mcfaden w every turn of her wheels. >> did a lot of training. and i just really had a lot of faith in myself and my training. >> mcfaden won the women's wheelchair race, an unprecedented fourth
's cancellation due to superstorm sandy. a pair of kenyans. geoffrey mutai and priscah jeptoo took the prize. and a $100,000 prize each. >>> ha do you do when you're losing to your bitter rival? we, it looks like you set fire to their stadium with some flares. the game was delayed ten minutes, if you can believe it as fire trucks settled the flames. >>> just ahead, dylan drier with your forecast. and during leah michele's darkest hours after the death of her love, cory monteith. guess which star invited her into their home? >>> good morning, welcome back, it's getting cold out there right now. it's only 29 in denver, casper, wyoming at 23 degrees, up and down the northwest, we're seeing temperatures in the low to mid 40s. it is still unsettled in parts of the pacific northwest, where we still have a couple of showers, but they're light, not nearly as heavy and not as windy as it was over the weekend. still unsettled. we're going to see the storm system move into parts of idaho especially going into tonight and tomorrow. we could end up in the northern cascades with a few inches. it doesn't l
's was canceled due to superstorm sandy and after two bombs exploded at the boston marathon in april. >> they all said it is good to be back. adrianna diaz has more. >> reporter: for some, it was a long time coming. sherry siegel was supposed to run last year but the race was canceled because of superstorm sandy. >> we had no electricity and damage, so this after all of the training. it is amazing. >> reporter: for others like boston native david fortier, it was a comeback. he was caught in the boston marathon bombing while finish that go race. >> reporter: my right foot was hit by pieces of shrapnel. >> reporter: he pounded the new york pavement wearing a boston strong patch. the crowd took notice. >> literally hundreds of people cheering boston strong. it brought a tear to my eye. >> reporter: in light of the boston attacks, security was tighter than ever at the new york city marathon. helicopters flew overhead, police officers checked bags and bomb sniffing dogs reported to duty. a record pack of 50750 runners. >> i'm running for those people who can't. that is why i'm doing this. >> reporter:
, tú sabes que ayer se cumplió unn año de la tormenta sandy que nos azotó hace un año, y nueva york y nueva jersey fue uno de los lugares más afectados. y hoy tenemos entrevista con una organización del medio ambiente. >> también tenemos talento en nuestra área, hoy vamos a presentar un duo de bachata, no se lo pueden perder, esto más adelante. >> así es, entrevistas y mucho más, y estos son los titulares. comenzamos. >> la policía busca a un sujeto que violó a dos mujeres ayer en la tarde en el condado cle prince george. -roban varios bancos, se presume que el sospechoso está armado. >> faltan pocos días para las elección de virginia y los comienzan la carrera, entérese quién será el ganador. y para el fin de semana, esperamos cielos nublados lloviznas. >> y comenzamos con información policial, dos mujeres fueron asaltadas sexualmente, cerca de la una de la tarde la primer víctim estaba en la calle, cuando un hombre se le acercó con un arma y la llevó a un bosque y la asaltó sexualmente. otra víctima más tarde en la misma situación, y agentes de la patrulla est
coa coast>> ainsley, patti ann, good morning to you. it seems like a year since super storm sandy impacted the east coast impacting 24 states where we are standing here. there was a huge set back months later after the storm came through. the disrecovery process is ongoing. >> part of that include a massive buyout plan. they will knock down homes in sandy affected communities and offering residents prestorm value in their home. staten island is the first area to be bought out. >> i signed the papers, accepted their offer. they have been more than fair. >> in the ocean breeze section of staten island the neighborhood remains mostly deserted bud they are vowing to rebuild. >> a year later they are under repair no kitchen, no bathroom, this room is painted and the floor went down a year later. we have a long way to go. >> along jersey shore in seaside heights they began to rebuild only to suffer a major set back. it may have been compromised water and sand we have the time lapse of putting it back together a rush to get this boardwalk together where we are standing and still in a por
, superstorm sandy. one year ago today, superstorm sandy delivered a direct blow to the northeast. federal judge, parts of a texas abortion law, wendy davis filibuster had been ruled uninstitutional. russian president vladimir putin says gay athletes and prisoners will be welcome at the games, and mcdonald's ketchup, the first food giant dropping heinz as its provider. >>> okay. traffic. it's a tuesday. what's going on? >> not much. we do have one accident out there. we're not seeing any delays on our sen source, but it is an accident on that 101 ramp close to the north access road exit so it's just past the airport. a car hit a rock. it's now side waist, and we are learning that it may be blocking the no. 1 lane. again, we'll let you know if it starts to cause some brake lights and some delays as you make your way past sfo. northbound traffic is affected, but southbound would not be. >>> all right. let's go outside live. here's a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. so far looking free and clear all the way across the span, no major problems all the way towards the toll plaza and all t
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